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Men in Sheds Community Project to Build On its Success

A new community project for men in west Cumbria has proved to be just the right tool for the job.  Since it started life on the Mirehouse estate in Whitehaven, the Men in Sheds project has seen local men pick up their tools and pitch in. It offers the opportunity to gather in what is essentially, a larger version of […]

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Get From the Couch to 5K with St Bees Triers

If your New Year’s resolution was to get fit but you’re struggling to get off the sofa, a Couch to 5K course is guaranteed to get you moving. The St Bees Triers Running Club’s Couch to 5K, due to start on 22nd February, is aimed at new starters who have never thought running possible. The […]

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Get On Board with the Maryport Inshore Rescue Team

There are 60 independent lifeboat stations around the country and Maryport has been home to one of them for over 35 years. At 10am on a miserable Sunday in January, Maryport Inshore Rescue Team are preparing for one of their twice weekly training sessions. An independent lifeboat organisation, the crew is currently made up of […]

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Local Woman’s Touching Gesture for a Friend in Need

Jacqueline Sewell (left) with colleagues A Whitehaven woman’s kind gesture and the story behind it has touched the hearts of the local community. Having received the all clear from breast cancer in only December last year, Wendy Kirkbride thought the nightmare was over. But the good news was short lived after an MRI scan revealed […]

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Local Photographer Swaps the Studio for a Life On Location

One of Carlisle’s most popular photographers is trading her four walls for the great outdoors. After the “best six years” photographer Kerry Clark – renowned for her ability to capture the most magical of moments –  has made the decision to swap the confines of her Carlisle studio for spectacular settings out in the open […]

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Exciting New Future to be Revealed at Scalesceugh Hall

After a year of intense local interest in how an Edwardian manor and its grounds were being developed, the gates will be opened to the public on 24 February. Scalesceugh Hall & Villas, located at Carleton, just south of Carlisle, is celebrating its first birthday since work began, with an Open Day, at which show […]

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West Cumbria Guide Feb/March Issue 08

 At the moment I’m literally counting down the minutes of extra daylight each evening, in anticipation of the lighter nights. There’s always a whiff of excitement around when spring is in the air. With spring comes new beginnings and a fresh bout of enthusiasm. And as Easter is early again this year (the eggs have […]

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Cumbria Choir Marks 10 Years of Rock

By Paul McGuirk The last thing most people associate with the idea of a choir is rock n’ roll, but for one talented bunch of Cumbrians that’s precisely what their ensemble represents. Now they’re ready to party, with a series of ten-year anniversary concerts in the pipeline. Cumbria’s Committed 2 Rock choir – the brainchild […]

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Photographer in Focus: Bob Nichol

If you follow us on social media, you’ll have noticed that we are all about showcasing local talent and highlighting the very best of our region. We are regularly overwhelmed by the quantity and quality of the shots we receive from photographers of all abilities across the region.  Bob is one of those who shared […]

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Time to Talk, Time to Change…

Cumbria County Council backs campaign to talk openly about mental health. • 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year. • Mental illness is the single largest cause of disability in the UK. • Almost 1 in 3 people have experienced mental health issues while in employment. Cumbria County Council is backing […]

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